Bloomsbury Street Kitchen to open in London’s West End

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A new Mediterranean and Japanese-inspired neighbourhood restaurant and bar called Bloomsbury Street Kitchen is set to open in London’s West End.

The venue’s design takes inspiration from Mediterranean gardens and the minimalist Japanese aesthetic. Italian glazed porcelain tiles will feature alongside white-washed exposed brickwork, while the more formal dining areas will be separated from the internal gardens through the use of bespoke white metal and glass screens.

The restaurant will hold 74 covers, split between 60 in the main dining area, eight on a semi-private dining table and six at the chef’s counter, which will offer diners the opportunity to experience the kitchen team working at a raw bar.

A lounge bar will feature an additional 46 covers, and the intimate outdoor garden, dotted by plants such as Mediterranean olive trees and Japanese sago palms, will seat a further 16 guests around zinc-topped tables.

Embracing the relaxed art of shared dining, Bloomsbury Street Kitchen will showcase an selection of contemporary Mediterranean and Japanese small plates, complemented by wines, sake and signature cocktails.

Healthy options such as Salmon Carpaccio with Chilli Avocado and Yellowtail Sashimi with Spicy Yuzu Soy will sit alongside more indulgent dishes from the land and sea, including Slow-Cooked Glazed Lamb Shoulder Gyros with Chilli Fries and Lemon Feta Yogurt.

Mirroring the food offering, the bar menu will showcase a range of aperitivo and signature cocktails that “unite the flavours and traditions of the Mediterranean with those of Japan, with a contemporary twist”.

Highlights come in the form of the classic-inspired Rosé Sangria, Hoba Smoked Old Fashioned (pictured) and Chili Margarita, and original creations such as Sakura & Hibiscus Spritz, Sicilian V&T and Kyoto Sour.

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